Japan Prize Laureates

Laureates of the Japan Prize

Prof. Martin A. Green

Martin A. Green, Ph.D., D.Eng.

  • Nationality:
  • Date of Birth:
    20 July 1948 (72)

Outline of Achievements

Outline of Achievements

The 2021 Japan Prize

Awards and Honor

1982 Pawsey Medal, Australian Academy of Science
1990 IEEE Wm. R. Cherry Award
1992 CSIRO External Medal
1995 IEEE J.J. Ebers Award
1999 Australia Prize
2000 Gold Medal from the Spanish Academy of Engineering
2002 Right Livelihood Award
2003 Karl Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit Award
2006 Finalist, European Inventor of the Year
2007 SolarWorld Einstein Award
2009 ENI Award: "Renewable & Non-Conventional Energy" Prize
2014 James Cook Medal, Royal Society of NSW
2016 Ian Wark Medal, Australian Academy of Science
2018 Global Energy Prize


1970 B.Eng., University of Queensland
1971 M.Eng.Sc., University of Queensland
1974 Ph.D., McMaster University, Canada
2010 D.Eng, UNSW Sydney

Professional History

1974-1986 Lecturer, Snr Lecturer and Assoc. Professor, UNSW Sydney
1977 Visiting Scientist, Hitachi Central Research Laboratory
1982-1990 Associate Director, Joint Microelectronics Res. Centre
1986-1998 Professor, Electrical Engineering, UNSW Sydney
1990-2002 Director, ARC Photovoltaics Special Research Centre
1991-1993 Head, Department of Electronics, UNSW Sydney
1995-2004 Director (Research), Pacific Solar Pty Ltd
1999- Scientia Professor, UNSW Sydney
2002-2012 Exec. Res. Director, ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence
2004-2010 Research Director, CSG Solar
2005-2013 Chief Scientist, Suntech Power
2010-2015 Honorary President, Guodian New Energy Res Inst.
2018- Chief Scientist, Sunport Power
2013- Director, Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics

Key Publications

  • MA Green, FD King, J Shewchun (1974), "Minority carrier MIS tunnel diodes and their application to electron- and photo-voltaic energy conversion: Parts I and II ", Solid-State Electronics 17, 551-572.
  • MA Green (1982), "Solar cells: Operating principles, technology, and system applications" Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
  • MA Green (2015), “The passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC): From conception to mass production”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 143, 190-197.
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